Malaga to host start of Vuelta a España 2018 cycle race

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MALAGA 2018: Elías Bendodo, president of the Provincial Council of Malaga, (second right) at the Vuelta a España press conference

NEXT  year’s Vuelta a España cycle race will start with a time trial in Malaga on the Costa del Sol, race organisers have announced.

On the first day of the 2017 event race director Javier Guillen, accompanied by accompanied by Elías Bendodo, president of the Provincial Council of Malaga, told reporters in the French city of Nimes, “The (2018) Vuelta will start 25 August in Malaga.”

As usual the event will start with a time trial although it is not known whether it will be an individual or team event.

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In 2015 the race started, not without controversy, from Puerto Banus with a time trial that finally did not count for the overall result.

The Vuelta a España in 2019 will start somewhere in the province of Alicante.
This year’s Vuelta runs from Saturday 19 August  to Sunday 10 September 10 and is made up of 21 stages covering a total distance of 3,324.1 kilometres.

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